If so, than why the aversion to him starting on the Zone. Look, the guy's a gamer, makes good decisions, and wins games. Smith, on the other hand, has got all the physical tools but lacks the mind to do the job.
I've been trying to think of the negatives to Hill, and all I can really come up with is his lack of arm-strength, which, IMO is overrated; often, guys with top-flight arms make a ton of mistakes like Cutler or Favre by forcing too many throws.
With Hill's solid play, we almost made the playoffs last year; give Hill the entire year to prepare for the starting role with a better OL and we're a lock this year.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'll take the proven entity (Hill) with limited arm-strength but good decision making over the unproven, stronger armed guy (Smith or potential rook) any day of the week.